Fly.com Reveals Best and Worst Spring Break Airfare Deals

          Fly.com Reveals Best and Worst Spring Break Airfare Deals

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --As college students and families
across America prepare to go on spring break, new research from Fly.com™ has
identified the best and worst destinations for budget-conscious travelers
still looking to purchase flights for the mid-term getaway.

This year, average roundtrip airfares for many popular spring break
destinations dropped in price compared with 2013. However, travelers flying
out of Boston and Columbus can expect to see an overall 1%-2% price increase
to destinations from their city. The largest fare hike was 39% from Boston to
San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the average roundtrip flight costs $406 this
spring.

On the flip side, while some routes decreased in price by as much as 66%
(Philadelphia to Dallas), the No. 1 spring break destination, for seven of the
eight college towns analyzed, was not the cheapest flight route available.
The top destinations also failed to experience the biggest year-on-year price
drop.

"Students and families need to make smart, informed decisions if they want to
save money on airfare this spring," said Warren Chang, vice president and
general manager, Fly.com. "Sticking with last year's destination may not add
up. On the East Coast, we are seeing tremendous value from destinations like
Las Vegas, Cancun and West Palm Beach and, for West Coast travelers, flights
to Hawaii are trending significantly lower than last year."

Fly.com used data collected from more than 4.75 million user searches and
extracted domestic and international flights with travel dates between March 1
– April 6, 2014, for major college towns in California, Massachusetts,
Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

To find the best airfares for spring break travel, visit Fly.com Today's Best
Fares. 



Boston:
2014 Top 10 Routes       Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Orlando               $279      9%
2. Fort Myers            $261      -11%
3. Fort Lauderdale       $277      -5%
4. West Palm Beach       $220      -21%
5. Tampa                 $262      -5%
6. Las Vegas             $363      6%
7. Miami                 $352      6%
8. Chicago               $199      1%
9. San Juan, Puerto Rico $406      39%
10. Oranjestad, Aruba    $492      -2%



Columbus:
2014 Top 10 Routes Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Las Vegas       $386      0%
2. Orlando         $342      -3%
3. Fort Lauderdale $367      5%
4. Fort Myers      $361      1%
5. Tampa           $343      2%
6. Miami           $356      -8%
7. Phoenix         $409      8%
8. San Diego       $537      13%
9. Cancun, Mexico  $511      -17%
10. Honolulu       $880      9%



Detroit:
2014 Top 10 Routes Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Tampa           $462      -13%
2. Miami           $369      -8%
3. Los Angeles     $350      -9%
4. San Diego       $388      -15%
5. New Orleans     $358      27%
6. New York City   $171      -26%
7. Cancun, Mexico  $478      -2%
8. Salt Lake City  $396      -11%
9. West Palm Beach $338      -19%
10. San Antonio    $420      -1%



Los Angeles:
2014 Top 10 Routes   Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Honolulu          $438      -21%
2. Las Vegas         $141      -7%
3. New York City     $329      -6%
4. Seattle           $183      -21%
5. Miami             $395      18%
6. Kahului, Maui     $601      -12%
7. Lihue, Kauai      $617      -1%
8. London, U.K.      $861      -5%
9. Los Cabos, Mexico $389      9%
10. Fort Lauderdale  $358      2%



New York City:
2014 Top 10 Routes       Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. New Orleans           $298      -2%
2. Las Vegas             $358      -10%
3. Miami                 $301      0%
4. Fort Lauderdale       $264      -8%
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico $361      -4%
6. Paris, France         $761      -9%
7. Cancun, Mexico        $441      -21%
8. Los Angeles           $333      -14%
9. Punta Cana, D.R.      $485      -18%
10. Guayaquil, Ecuador   $566      -11%



Philadelphia:
2014 Top 10 Routes Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Las Vegas       $207      -40%
2. Orlando         $266      -19%
3. Dallas          $135      -66%
4. Fort Lauderdale $288      3%
5. Miami           $303      -5%
6. Tampa           $284      7%
7. New Orleans     $354      32%
8. Fort Myers      $288      -15%
9. Los Angeles     $319      -1%
10. San Diego      $338      -5%



San Francisco:
2014 Top 10 Routes Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. New York City   $318      -11%
2. Honolulu        $507      -14%
3. Las Vegas       $210      4%
4. Fort Lauderdale $391      -4%
5. Shanghai, China $713      -22%
6. Miami           $451      0%
7. Cancun, Mexico  $497      -17%
8. Los Angeles     $159      -2%
9. Denver          $200      -22%
10. New Orleans    $464      -3%



Washington D.C.:
2014 Top 10 Routes       Avg. Fare YOY Fare Change
1. Tampa                 $194       -23%
2. Las Vegas             $331       -23%
3. Fort Lauderdale       $317       26%
4. Miami                 $321       9%
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico $377       7%
6. Lima, Peru            $573       -13%
7. New Orleans           $271       -11%
8. Cancun, Mexico        $438       -23%
9. Orlando               $269       -36%
10. San Diego            $285       -32%



About Fly.com
Fly.com™ (www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine
available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany. Fly.com scours major U.S.
airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps
people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and
departure times. Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking
engine. Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct
booking. Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).

About Travelzoo
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